Hacksaw Ridge
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss [Andrew Garfield] who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 4, 2016
DVD Release Date: February 21, 2017
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Hacksaw Ridge uses a real-life pacifist's legacy to lay the groundwork for a gripping wartime tribute to faith, valor, and the courage of remaining true to one's convictions.

Richard Brody
New Yorker

Gibson has made a movie that's nearly pathological in its love of violence-but he nonetheless counterbalances its amoral pleasures with an understanding of the psychological devastation that war wreaks.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Hacksaw Ridge is being touted as Gibson's comeback. Is it also an atonement? What's clear is that Gibson has made a film about family, faith, love and forgiveness all put to the test in an arena of violent conflict - a movie you don't want to miss.

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Harvey S. Karten
Shockya.com

Sharp dialogue and bloody battle scenes.

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Barry Hertz
Globe and Mail

War is hell, but Hacksaw Ridge sacrifices that truth in favour of something far more insincere.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

If the film's director were anyone but Gibson, a fixture on or even atop Hollywood's enemies list, it would be expecting several Oscar nominations.

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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

It's a cracking story and impressively executed by a director clearly going out of his way to show he has lost none of his passion for film-making and for action in particular.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

The battle scenes in "Hacksaw Ridge" are among the most violent captured on film - and also the most urgent.

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Jocelyn Noveck
Associated Press

[Doss'] is a story you probably didn't know, and will be glad you did. Gibson does well by it.

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Sarah Marrs
Lainey Gossip

It's a technically marvelous film with some surpassingly dumb moments. It's a movie that seeks to honor an honorable man, but does so at the expense of other honorable men. Hacksaw Ridgeis a flawed film from a deeply flawed filmmaker.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Somewhat torn about this. The directing, look and acting is top-notch, no doubt about it. Especially the huge battle scenes are impressive, disgusting and… More
Mark Walker
It's hard to believe that Apocalypto in 2006 was the last time Mel Gibson was behind the camera. I suppose 10 years in movie-making exile is where… More
Film Crazy
Far too Mel Gibson for me. You're either going to like his style of directing or you aren't. I'm the latter.
Phil Hubbs
Mel Gibson apparently never got the memo from Tinseltown. The man who was blacklisted by Hollywood has slowly, over the years, kept plugging away with various… More
Carlos Magalhães
Mel Gibson indulges in his biggest obsessions as a filmmaker and creates a magnificent film that couldn't have been made by anyone else. Full review on… More
Christian C
No one makes a faith-based film as well as Gibson. Everything from the costumes to the script was solid, even if the message was a bit heavy-handed at times.… More